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She denounced him as a liar.
  to strongly criticize or accuse publicly

or more rarely:  to inform against someone (turn someone into the authorities)
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  • She denounced him as a liar.
  • Angry Iraqis denounced terrorist attacks as harmful to progress for the Iraqi people.
  • Although Thomas Jefferson denounced inequality, he continued to hold slaves.
  • They set out to improve the image of Islam in America by denouncing hatred and emphasizing the faith’s common values with other Western creeds.

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  • Luther vigorously denounced the sale of indulgences.
  • My sister spent the next ten minutes denouncing the Greek system of sororities and fraternities.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • In trials that were roundly denounced by human rights groups, the nineteen were eventually given life sentences.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The implication is that instead of denouncing sweatshops, we in the West should be encouraging manufacturing in poor countries, particularly in Africa and the Muslim world.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • I denounce this person as a liar, and impeach him as a coward.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • And he was more interested in denouncing the faults of the capitalist world than in cataloging the failures of socialism.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains

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  • it was a time when news about who betrayed, who denounced, and who collaborated spread through nervous Prague
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • For good measure, she forbade Felicia to visit her best friend, Herminia, whose father everyone denounced as a witch doctor.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • ...published a scathing denunciation of the population limitation laws.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • The leaflets denounced the United Nations vote,
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • the spy’s mistress had learned of his activities, and before she could denounce him, he had gunned her down cold-bloodedly.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • They denounce God as a hallucination-a delusional crutch for those too weak to accept that life is meaningless.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • ...they denounced the American scene as corrupt and degenerate,
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • I picked the one architect you spent all your time denouncing when you were on the Banner.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Mr. Rearden, the law which you are denouncing is based on the highest principle-the principle of the public good.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He wanted to denounce them but (standing in the snow, peering round the dark corner) he did not dare.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • then, thanks to my maids—the shameless, reckless creatures—
    the suitors caught me in the act, denounced me harshly.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • These factors, coupled with the increasing popularity and vocal denunciations of the new Whig party led by Henry Clay, were quickly eroding popular support.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • His sermon was a forthright denunciation of sin,
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Napoleon had denounced such ideas as contrary to the spirit of Animalism.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • What I got from Sheridan was a bold denunciation of slavery, and a powerful vindication of human rights.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • ...families were both celebrated and denounced...
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • The colonel launched a volley of oaths, denouncing the railway company and the conductor;
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Who denounced in unmeasured terms the exploiters of his own time:
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • There is a crime here that goes beyond denunciation.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • Emily had thought she was grounded for life for denouncing the Swimming Gods, but she had the feeling they actually wanted her to go out with Ben.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • He might denounce me there before the whole school.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Chris would fixate on his father’s own less than sterling behavior many years earlier and silently denounce him as...
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Katharine would unquestionably have denounced him to the Thought Police if she had not happened to be too stupid to detect the unorthodoxy of his opinions.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I confess that I expected to see my sister denounce him, and that I was disappointed by the different result.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • One government worker in the Mexican state of Tabasco, who in 1999 denounced corruption by certain judicial police agents, was dead a few days later in a mysterious car accident.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • I swear to denounce you everywhere as a murderer, as a thief of honor, as a base coward!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • I denounce them to Heaven and to earth.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • ...they’re all either helping their fellow citizens or denouncing them and sending them off to prison.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • ...to denounce his predecessor as a scoundrel ...
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • At the end of it I sat ... denouncing the shortsighted timidity of the Martians.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • He presently began a long and intricate denunciation of the commander of the forces.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • The forty-page report was quickly denounced by Korean Air officials as sensationalized and unrepresentative, but by that point, it was too late to save the company’s reputation.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • But she couldn’t denounce you without giving herself away and her sister, too.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • Don’t denounce me. You know we like each other.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • ...which denounces our Separation,
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • Go and suspect and exhort and intervene and denounce and butcher some other place and leave my staff alone.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • The village people might denounce his manner of life, but...
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • She had been denounced three times before the Inquisition.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • She denounced the Marquis de St. Cyr and all his family to the awful tribunal of the Terror.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • And when he had finished, she burst into a torrent of prayer, of self-denunciation, and...
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
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